Both films are wonderful Edward Scissorhand is a classic and you can use it in many different manners. Sin City is fantastic. Its cartoonish view and colors are gripping and breathtaking. I decided to use it to warm up classes on styles, its preconceptions and implications. I hope you like it.
A. Talk to a partner:
1) What can you say about the character's life styles, according to the way they look like?
2) Try to think about the daily routines of the ladies in the segment. What is their everyday life like?
3) Why did they like their new looks so much? Did you like them?
4) What about their clothes colors? Do they mean anything to you?
5) What's your opinion about their style? Do you like it? Why (not)?
6) Would you wear their clothes and hairstyles?
B. Now watch a segment from Sin City. Pay attention to the characters clothes and fashion style in order to answer the following questions. Make guesses based on their looks. Talk to a partner and come to an agreement.
1) Are they rich? Explain your answer.
2) Where are they? What do their clothes say about the place they are at that moment.
3) In your opinion, is smoking classy or corny? What about in this segment? How is smoking connected with their life style?
4) Why are her dress, lip and eye colors the only ones you can see in the segment? Why does that happen? Why are they so flashy?
5) What do their haircuts say about them?
6) Was the end unexpected to you? Come up with a creative alternative ending for the scene.
7) Share your alternative endings and choose your favorite one to role play to the class.
- Which one of the scenes do you prefer? Why?